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Bacon with Black Pepper and Rosemary

Yield Makes 8 servings
Time: about 15 minutes. Black pepper and rosemary make bacon (already a perfect food) even better. This recipe is an adaptation of one in Tyler's Ultimate (Clarkson Potter, 2006; $35), and is one of the toppings chef Tyler Florence puts on his Ultimate Burgers.


  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced bacon
  • 1 large sprig rosemary
  • About 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 46
  • caloriesfromfat 76 %
  • protein 2.4 g
  • fat 3.9 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 0.1 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • sodium 127 mg
  • cholesterol 6.7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Scatter bacon slices on a baking sheet so that they lie curled on their sides. Strip leaves from rosemary sprig and scatter over bacon, along with lots of pepper.

  2. Roast bacon until crisp, about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Tyler's Ultimate (Clarkson Potter, 2006)